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Crowell & Moring’s Environment & Natural Resources Co-Chair Kirsten Nathanson Named Member of the Environmental Law Institute’s Leadership Council

Washington — July 21, 2020: Kirsten L. Nathanson, partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Environment & Natural Resources Group, has been inducted as a member of the Environmental Law Institute’s Leadership Council.

Nathanson joins the ranks of the most prominent environment, energy, and natural resource legal leaders in the nation. The Council recognizes leaders for their commitment of resources and time to ELI’s vision of a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law. Members will have the opportunity to network and engage other leaders in discussions about key environmental law and policy issues.

Nathanson’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, enforcement defense, risk assessment, and regulatory counseling under all of the major federal environmental and public lands statutes. Her litigation experience includes citizen suit defense, regulatory challenges, remediation cost recovery and defense, Administrative Procedure Act actions, and EPA enforcement. She is also known for her CERCLA work, encompassing multiple complex and high-profile sites across the country. Nathanson was a founding president of the Washington chapter of the Women's Energy Network and currently serves on its executive advisory council. She is a former co-chair of the Environmental Litigation & Toxic Tort Committee for ABA SEER, and was recently elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Nathanson is also a member of Crowell & Moring’s management board.

Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. ELI is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide.


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